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  More Science of Discworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Discworld is inhabited by wizards, witches, trolls, elves, dwarves, vampires, werewolves — it even has its own Death, a skeletal being with a scythe who makes sure that everybody dies when their time comes — and only then.
On Discworld, the eighth son of the eighth son always becomes a wizard, and goes to Unseen University to train in that profession.
By inexorable Discworld logic, this remains the case even when the midwife makes a tiny mistake and the eighth son of the eighth son is actually a daughter.
members.aol.com /IStewJoat/biggerSoD.html   (1218 words)

 GURPS Mage Magic in Discworld Games
However, the fact is that Discworld magic is a complex affair, with intricate (if often obscure) rules of its own, and standard GURPS magic, while close enough for most people, doesn’t quite fit the picture.
Discworld folk are terribly conservative in many ways, and tend to associate magic with certain accoutrements.
The place where Discworld magic diverges furthest from the GURPS Mage standard is in the matter of Paradox, if only because it seems to be less of a problem for them.
www.philm.demon.co.uk /Discworld/AltMagic.htm   (1874 words)

 A Hitchikers guide to Discworld
Discworld can appear quite strange to a new visitor, so this guide is intended to give valuable information about the places you will see, and the people you may meet.
Magic in it's raw form is a force, not unlike gravity, or electricity, in that it cannot be seen by ordinary men, only its effects can be observed, be they making a pigeon appear, or something more elaborate.
Magic does, however, have a colour, octarine, produced by sunlight falling on a magical field.
members.fortunecity.com /brianwinn/discgde.htm   (1159 words)

 Amazon.com: The Color of Magic: Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Colour of Magic is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld.
Discworld is a flat planet resting on the backs of four elephants riding on the back of a turtle that slowly makes its way across the universe.
They are threatened by thieves and magic spells, made pawns in a dice game of the gods, dogged by Death, chased by dragons around the upside-down mountain of Wyrmberg, and shipwrecked at the edge of Discworld.
www.amazon.com /Color-Magic-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0061020710   (2070 words)

DiscWorld is the creation of then thirty four year old Terry Pratchett who began writing professionally while a teenager.
The Colour of Magic, Pratchett's first Discworld was published by his company in 1984 and succeeded to the point the company could no longer support their growing star.
The Discworld universe seems less a bad examination of metaphysics and more a place where Douglas Adams devotees can get their kicks now that he has passed away.
www.bookhelpweb.com /authors/pratchett/0061020702.htm   (942 words)

In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to see just what happens when the wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity on Earth.
And on Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities where there's never enough time.
A new land surfaces, and Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid, and at least one very camp follower.
www.deadwrite.com /pratchet.html   (1375 words)

 Phil Masters' Unofficial Extra GURPS Discworld Stuff
Working on the Discworld Roleplaying Game threw up a number of ideas which didn't get used in the book (or its sequel), for various reasons.
The Discworld is the creation of Terry Pratchett, whose work is of course copyright himself, and the name of the setting is his registered trademark.
To find all of them, go to their search page, enter "Discworld" as the keyword, and check the box to include the Pyramid archives in the search.
www.philm.demon.co.uk /Discworld   (470 words)

 Galaxy Bookshop - Colour of Magic (Discworld #01)
The general plot of The Colour of Magic is a romp around a fantasy world.
The other central figure we meet here is Twoflower, the Discs’ first tourist, who inflicts insurance on the unsuspecting populace and who is followed around by the luggage, a giant chest carried about on hundreds of little legs and which always has a ready supply of clean underwear.
The story begins in Ankh-Morpork, the major twin cities on the Discworld, which is smelly, dirty and populated by dubious characters and here we see the introduction of the idea of tourism to the Disc and watch in amazement as it leads to the city’s destruction by fire.
www.galaxybooks.com.au /items.asp?id=62052   (594 words)

 Discworld Merchandise - The (Unofficial) Discword Library
I couldn't possibly hope to catalogue all existing Discworld merchandise as there is a wealth of it, both official and unofficial.
All of the Discworld novels are released as audio books, on cassette tape and CD, and are widely available from all good retailers.
Magic glues the Discworld together and a lot of it ends up in Lancre, principal Kingdom of the Ramtop Mountains.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /discworldlibrary/merchandise.html   (1330 words)

 Magic :: Sports and Hobbies : Gourt
Magic (illusion), also known as "stage magic," entertaining audiences by performing illusions and tricks
Magic Index - Learn how to perform different tricks using paper, coins, straws, cards and pens.
Magical Kingdom Magic Page - Explains how to perform tricks with coins, cards, rope and just the mind and body.
kids-and-teens.gourt.com /Sports-and-Hobbies/Magic.html   (357 words)

 The Magic of Discworld - Message Board - ezboard.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
I apologize for the lack of involvement on the part of the admins.
The Disc's finest (and only) university devoted to schooling in the arts of magic.
Magical spells can be dangerous and L-space is not to be invaded unless with a reliable guide.
p201.ezboard.com /bthemagicofdiscworld   (480 words)

 Terry Pratchett -- Available Books
Imagine a magical land where rain is but a myth and the ordinary is strange and the past and present run side by side.
In this intensely funny novel, which is part of the science fiction series Discworld, the Night Watch of the capital city Ankh-Morpork experiences political correctness as it must hire a troll, a dwarf, a werewolf and an adopted dwarf who may be the rightful heir to the kingdom.
Terry Pratchett's 22nd Discworld novel, The Last Continent, is a lighthearted tour of the fantasy land of Fourecks, a very Australian sort of place, with brief courses in theoretical physics and evolution thrown in for good measure.
www.non.com /books/Pratchett_Terry_ca.html   (6284 words)

Admittedly, real life does not contain many librarians who are a full-grown male orangutan, and Death in real life does not ride a white horse called Binky, but Discworld readers now consider that this is real life's loss.
but Discworld starts where classic heroic fantasy stops, and none of those people is doing business as usual.
A lot of them have moved into the big city and are trying to turn an honest dollar, just like everyone else.
www.terrypratchettbooks.com /discworld   (574 words)

 Terry Pratchett - Discworld
Stephen Briggs is the Discworld's cartographer, historian and herald.
The Science of Discworld uses the magic of Discworld to illuminate the scientific rules that govern our world.
GURPS Discworld brought roleplayers to Terry Pratchett's Discworld (and vice-versa).
www.lspace.de /books/books-dwspinoff.html   (2790 words)

 eBay.co.uk Guides - 'Discworld Stamps' - What are they
That man was Bernard Pearson (also known as the 'Cunning Artificer' and best known for his Clarecraft sculptures and Discworld 'artifacts') and his plan was to produce a set of stamps to coincide with the release of the fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett's latest Discworld novel, Going Postal.
Just over a year after the first idea was born the Discworld Stamps Forum was created, and over the last year it has grown in size and now boasts over 670 forum members, with that number growing steadily as each day passes!!
As well as regular updates from the Artificer himself on new stamps planned for release, there is a thriving, if somewhat crazy, community on the forum and is possibly one of the best examples of how people's common interest in a particular subject can really bring people together.
reviews.ebay.co.uk /apos-Discworld-Stamps-apos-What-are-they_W0QQugidZ10000000000796210?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:1   (605 words)

 Magic - OneLook Dictionary Search
Magic, magic : Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms [home, info]
Phrases that include Magic: magic square, magic lantern, magic number, white magic, sympathetic magic, more...
Words similar to Magic: charming, deception, illusion, legerdemain, magical, magically, magicked, magicking, sorcerous, trick, witching, wizard, wizardly, conjuring trick, magic trick, necromancy, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=Magic&ls=a   (410 words)

 DeliciousWeb item   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
0 is Terry Pratchett's maiden voyage through the bizarre land of Discworld.
His entertaining and witty series has grown to more than 20 books, and this is where it all starts--with the tourist Twoflower and his hapless wizard guide, Rincewind ("All wizards get like that...
Pratchett spoofs fantasy clichés--and everything else he can think of--while marshalling a profusion of characters through a madcap adventure.
web.mac.com /timothy_griffin/deliciweb/pages/book25.html   (64 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Colour of Magic (Discworld Novel): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Colour of Magic (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
Whenever the latest Pratchett discworld novel comes out I tend to get it, read it in one thoroughly enjoyable day, then stick it on the bookshelf with the others.
It is simply a great little book which leads you gently into the discworld with little fanfare or fuss.
www.amazon.co.uk /Colour-Magic-Discworld-Novel/dp/0552124753   (1131 words)

 Magic :: Performing Arts : Gourt
Cain's Magical Site - Magical entertainment and instruction from magician Ron Cain, magic shop tricks and mystical merchandise, advice on leading a magical life, and information on magical and monstrous creatures.
Magic Plans - Dedicated to Bad Magic, magic photos, and magic jokes; providing a sarcastic view on the Magic industry.
Monty's World of Magic - Variety of tricks and supplies for all ages.
arts.gourt.com /Performing-Arts/Magic.html   (1001 words)

 The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk
But there was a time, in a less enlightened age, when the powers that be decided that the world was, in fact, flat and that travelling too far in any one direction would result in falling off...
The Colour of Magic is Pratchett’s first foray into the Discworld, published in 1983,...
"The colour of magic" was the first Terry Pratchett novel to be based on the fantasy world he created called 'The discworld'.
www.ciao.co.uk /The_Colour_of_Magic_Terry_Pratchett__30151   (1052 words)

 Powell's Books - Mort (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
Carpe Jugulum: A Novel of Discworld (Discworld Novels) by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.
I loved it; Death has always been one of my favorite Discworld characters.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio/0061020680   (148 words)

 Combine/separate works | Catalog your books online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Discworld - O Fabuloso Maurício e seus roedores letrados by Terry Pratchett (separate)
Discworld: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (separate)
Discworld 01: The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (separate)
www.librarything.com /author_combine.php?author=pratchettterry   (6381 words)

 magic - OneLook Dictionary Search
magic : Lexical FreeNet (shows word connections) [home, info]
MAGIC : Glossaire OSInet des NTIC [home, info]
Phrases that include magic: magic square, magic lantern, magic number, white magic, magic wand, more...
www.onelook.com /?ls=b&w=magic   (421 words)

 Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels on Lists of Bests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The three Science of Discworld books are not quite “novels.” They do tell a Discworld story, with additions.
It’s still discworld… oh well hmmm 2 more to go, 3 if I can find Maurice anywheres.
It appears that the children’s Discworld novels are not being included here, so I didn’t add any of those.
www.listsofbests.com /list/382   (383 words)

      In the beginning...            ...
Welcome to the TFL approved fanlisting for Discworld's The Colour of Magic, the first novel from the Discworld books.
Will update you if you still wish, and any help in materials that can be used will be greatly appreciated.
Discworld, The Colour of Magic © Terry Pratchett, Art © Josh Kirby
fan.underthepillow.net /disc/color   (134 words)

 Colour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
: Whenever the latest Pratchett discworld novel comes out I tend to get it, read it in one thoroughly enjoyable day, then stick it on the bookshelf with the others.
The style of humour is Douglas Adams (with a nod to Tom Sharpe in the character of Rincewind) but the target is...
He has gone on to win the Carnegie Medal for "The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents" and was awarded the OBE in 1998.
books.mysic.co.uk /Colour   (1151 words)

 Discworld - ClanBrandon Books
The Colour of Magic (Discworld) Terry Pratchett — RRP: £6.99
The Colour of Magic (Discworld Novel) Terry Pratchett — RRP: £6.99
Science of Discworld II: The Globe: 2 Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen — RRP: £6.99
www.clanbrandon.co.uk /book-shop/discworld.htm   (338 words)

 Terry Pratchett -- All Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On Discworld, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son who is just at that moment being born.
The town witch insists on turning the baby into a perfectly normal witch, thus mending the magical damage of the wizard's mistake.
But now the young girl will be forced to penetrate the inner sanctum of the Unseen University--and attempt to save the world with one well-placed kick in some enchanted shins!.
www.non.com /books/Pratchett_Terry_cc.html   (7049 words)

 Terry Pratchett - Family Choice Bookshelf
Feet of Clay : A Novel of Discworld (Pratchett, Terry.
Hogfather : A Novel of Discworld (Discworld Series/Terry Pratchett) ~
Hogfather : A Novel of Discworld (Pratchett, Terry.
home.clara.net /tony4star/books/prcht-us.htm   (351 words)

 Amazon.com: The Colour of Magic (Discworld Novels): Books: Terry Pratchett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The first thing required of a performer reading one of Terry Pratchett's zany comic fantasies is a command of tone to create an ambience reminiscent of The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Now I have much catching up to do, and I will love it.
www.amazon.com /Colour-Magic-Discworld-Novels/dp/086140324X   (2051 words)

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